John Lewis customer director Craig Inglis said: "The ad tells the story of why Elton's piano was more than just a gift and we hope to remind customers of that special moment when they've given a gift at Christmas time that they know will be treasured forever".
Fans of the new John Lewis ad included former MP and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls, who said it was "totally brilliant", and TV presenter Susanna Reid who responded: "Absolutely love it".
And what could be more Christmassy than inspiring hundreds of children around the country to take up the piano? The switch might be a reference to the supposed role for Elton John in the retailer's forthcoming Christmas ad.
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The Boy And The Piano cost £7million to make and Mr John and his husband David Furnish helped the actors in perfecting the mannerisms.
Many users said the ad is too Elton John marketing heavy, especially considering he is about to embark on his "final" world tour 'Yellow Brick Road'.
It's also the first time since the 1950s that pianos have been out on the shop floor at John Lewis, which is another moving touch - Christmas is all about nostalgia, after all.
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Instead, the The Elton John AIDS Foundation focuses on fighting the life long illness.
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